“Well seasoned, Tangy, Fried Cabbage & Bacon”
Hey guys, im back with another delicious easy to make recipe and here I
have a recipe for the world’s best fried cabbage and bacon. Fried cabbage
and bacon is one of my favorite vegetable side dishes. It’s tangy, tasty, and
full of flavor and can be served alongside any meat and starch side dish.
Now fried cabbage isn’t very healthy because it’s fried and whenever you
fried vegetables you remove a lot of the beneficial nutrients. But hey, it’s
nothing wrong with eating food for pleasure purposes once and a while
right? Now, this cabbage recipe is so delicious you guys are going to fall in
love with it and begin making it this way from this point forth. And
because it’s so good, it’s important that I mention how much it shrinks.
For those of you who don’t know, cabbage shrinks significantly when it
makes contact with heat, especially when fried. So while one head of
cabbage looks like a ball big and stout enough to feed a full family, it’s only
enough for about 4 people….. maybe 2 because this recipe of course, is so
good people are going to be going in for seconds hahahaha. Seriously, it’s
that good!!!! Everyone who has ever tried my fried cabbage recipe wanted
more and it ultimately depends on how it’s served and WHO YOU ARE
SERVING IT TOO!!!! If you got some greedy folks over for dinner….. you
better make 2 heads of cabbage because this is probably only going to be
enough for 2 people but if you plan on just serving 5 people small portions
of cabbage then 1 head of cabbage maybe enough. After all, it is just a side
dish although I can eat 1 head of cabbage all alone to myself. The point is,
it shrinks a lot and so you may need to double this recipe and cook 2 to 3
heads of cabbage if you’re making it for a large gathering or lots of people.
When I cook the cabbage I start off by sauteeing the bacon and vegetables.
You don’t need oil to make fried cabbage because the pork bacon is going
to produce all the oil you need to sautee the vegetables and fry the
cabbage. You also don’t need to add any water because cabbage produces
a lot of water and after you wash them they are still going to be rather
wet which will provide moisture as well but I like to let the cabbage cook
in a little water before it evaporates and begins to fry. Sometimes
depending on what brand of bacon you use, a lot of natural fat isn’t
produced and you therefore may need to add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil so
that the cabbage fries. Eye the bacon as it’s sauteeing and if you feel you
need to add a hint of oil before adding the cabbage to the skillet do so.
As you can see in the photo above, after I sauteed the vegetables with the bacon, a little bacon grease formed and you can see some remnant from the bacon at the bottom of the skillet. With a wooden spoon, scrape up the brown remnants of bacon. That’s what gives the cabbage additional flavor and color. The brown remnants from the bacon is what darkens the bacon and provide a nice flavor and give the cabbage a beautiful flavor, it in a way carmalizes the cabbage once the water cooks down and it begins to fry. For those of you who don’t eat pork and would rather use turkey meat or bacon, you may need to add a little oil to get the cabbage to fry because turkey bacon doesn’t produce as much bacon grease as pork bacon does. You guys are going to looooove this recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as I always do. Check the recipe out below and tell me how you like it. Later!
- 1 Head Of Cabbage
- 3 Pork Bacon, sliced
- 1 Medium Onion, sliced
- 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1 Tsp Hot sauce
- 1 Tbs Sugar
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Chop the cabbage into small pieces,, then place the cabbage into a big bowl. Fill the bowl up with cool water and add 1 tbs of salt. Wash, then rinse the cabbage.
- Chop the onion and peppers into small pieces.
- Chop the bacon into small pieces..
- Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the bacon and chopped vegetables to the skillet and sautee them for about 6 minutes. .
- Poor the water into the skillet and cook until the cabbage is done. Once the water evaporates the cabbage will begin to fry. Once the cabbage begin to fry, stir it as it fries to prevent it from sticking and or burning. Stir for about 3 to 4 minutes or until it’s as fried as you like it,.
- Once the cabbage is done, stir in the hot sauce and serve.
Check Out My Video Tutorial For This Recipe